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Monday, April 28, 2014

ramblings on a monday


It's a rainy gloomy day here, but I am so happy to be back home. Thanks so much to everyone for your sweet comments on my post about preparing with my mom. I feel like I have been away forever. Mom's procedure went perfectly. They were able to blast that huge stone and remove it all. She was not feeling well after the procedure so I convinced them to keep her overnight in the hospital where they could monitor her. After all she is almost 90 years young, and I wasn't sure how I was going to get her back up to our hotel room. I was afraid I was going to have to load her on the luggage cart.

We drove back to Kentucky on Saturday afternoon and got her settled back in her apartment where she is recovering and wondering why she is sore. HMMMMM!!! I have a  feeling that she will be back to her usual peppy self in no time. 

In the meantime, my business kind of suffered last week so I will be going full speed ahead in the days to come. 


If any of you live in the Atlanta area I hope that you have the opportunity to visit the Grant Park Tour of Homes and Gardens in May. 

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I went last year and it was wonderful. This year my daughter and her family's home will be part of the tour. They have the oldest home (also believed to possibly be the oldest surviving home in Atlanta) so I guess they will be first. I got so many decorating and garden ideas from the tour last year. I think I took a million photos. 

This is another thing on my list this week. EEEK!!!


This is my very small office/shipping/sewing area. I can't believe I am showing it, but it is real life. What a disaster. Maybe if I contact the governor he will declare it a disaster area and I can get some cleanup funds. Maybe not. I definitely need some better storage and organization. So it is on the top of my list. If I actually get it done I will share the after photos. 

I guess I better get busy because my non existent assistant didn't show up again. 



 

40 comments:

  1. It doesn't take long to get piled up! I sure hope your mother continues to improve and get better. Take care of yourself too my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane. It is good to have it over with. :)

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  2. I am happy to hear your mom is doing well.
    Take is easy and one step at a time to get all of your chores done. Things will work themselves out. Your room looks very nice actually. I suppose others don't see it as we do! lol.
    I was trying to get work done outdoors last week and tripped and fractured my ankle!! so you see the Lord has His reasons why things get put on the back burner!!
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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    1. Thank you, Catherine. I am so sorry about your ankle. I will pray for quick healing. Just visited you blog and you have delicious sounding recipes.

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  3. so glad your mom's procedure went well and she is settled back at home!

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  4. Laura, Good news about your mom. So happy for you. I love the bar jars. Enjoy your week and be safe. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Thank you, Susie. Hope you have a wonderful week, too.

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  5. I am so glad that your mother is doing OK!!

    My desk doesn't look quite as bad as yours but it is getting there. LOL

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    1. Thanks, Beth. I need to come up with a storage solution.

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  6. I'm glad to read your mother is recovering... My little shop suffered a lot the last weeks with my constant headaches and as soon as you don't list anything, the activity is lower.

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    1. Hope you are feeling better, Magali. It is amazing how slowing down on listing really affects business.

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  7. Sometimes it's just good to show we are not Stepford Wives!
    Brenda

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    1. I will definitely never qualify for a Stepford wife :)

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  8. I'm happy for you that your mother's little 'surgery' went well and that she is now recovering at home. It's such a worry when they get older and start to have health issues. The home tour sounds really nice. I hope you get some pictures to share. Have a great week Laura.

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    1. Thanks, Pamela. Unfortunately I won't be able to get down to Atlanta this time, but maybe next year I will be able to go again.

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  9. So glad your Mom is doing well. Your desk and chair are adorable!

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  10. Glad your mom is doing so well, Laura. That is a big procedure for someone that age. Loving your DESK- it looks like my downstairs desk/sewing/craft area!
    Congrats on your daughter being on the tour. How exciting. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana. Now if I could just make her realize that she isn't going to recover quite as fast as she did when she was younger. :)

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  11. Glad to hear that your mom is doing well. Hey, we all have those messy areas! Life is just life!

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    1. Thank you. I'm afraid I will never be one of those bloggers who always have the perfect home :)

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  12. Laura
    I'm looking forward to seeing photos from the Historic Tour.
    Your daughter must have a very old home!
    I hope your Mother heals quickly from her surgery too!

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    1. I won't be able to be there this year, but I hope to get down to Atlanta soon (after mom is back to her normal spitfire self) and get some photos of my daughters house.

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  13. So happy that your Mom did well and is home and resting. I would love to do that tour of homes but doubt I will have time this year. I am neck deep in stuff and packing but trying hard to find some down time for me!

    Linda

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    1. Hope packing for your mom is going well, Linda. I know what a hard job that is. Maybe next year I can get down there and we can go together.

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  14. Glad to hear that your mom's surgery was successful and she is back home recuperating. I would love to go to that home tour since I live north of Atlanta! I wish you would share some of your pics from last years tour. So thrilled for your daughters home to be on the tour this year.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. You should try to go. It is well worth it.

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  15. I'm so glad to hear your mother is doing well after her surgery. I wish her a speedy recovery.
    How exciting for your daughter to be part of the home tour! Take lots of photos!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. I think she is wondering what possessed her to agree to do it since she has three kids and home schools.

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  16. Hi Laura! I'm glad to hear your mother is doing well. I love your sense of humor....Loading your mom on the luggage cart! LOL
    Your "messy" area is nothing compared to mine. If I had the guts to post a picture of mine, you would see.

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    1. I was so glad they kept her overnight. I think my messy area might have just gotten messier :)

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  17. Laura, I am so glad to hear that your mother's procedure went well. I hope that she is comfortable soon.
    Your office is a reflection of a woman that has been placing her energy towards the needs of her family, lately.
    Bless your heart!
    I LOVE your desk!
    I have a room that has been a place for collecting and sorting in since the kids left home. It needs to be emptied, and transitioned into a pleasant by July 1st. There is always a project to do somewhere, isn't there!
    Take care!
    withLove.

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    1. Thank you. I have been cleaning, but it seems like the desk is getting worse :(

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  18. Thanks for the good new, Laura. Loved your photos today...........

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  19. Thanks for the update Laura and I am so happy everything went well. Gorgeous flowers at the top!

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  20. Glad things went well. Using a hotel room for post op recovery doesn't sound like a great plan. My "office" is in the darkest, coldest spot in the house which happens to be the front hall. Good job everyone comes to the back door. I've just started trying to make it more appealing. A pretty chair like yours is now on my wishlist.

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